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Senior traditions thrown into disarray

Senior traditions thrown into disarray

Pavan Acharya, Staff Member

May 20, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and extension of in-person school cancellation through the end of the academic year, end-of-the-year senior traditions have been shaken up. The state of many of these traditions was shrouded in uncertainty with the constantly changing status of the pandemic. However, throu...

News Briefs

As of May 4, there have been 58,505 confirmed coronavirus cases in Illinois, however, the Lake County area has had 3,766 coronavirus cases. The Lake County Health Department continues to support Governor J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order through May 30 to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Jasmine Lafita, Staff Member

May 15, 2020

Lake County COVID-19 Update: As of May 5, there were 4,292 coronavirus cases and 145 COVID-related deaths in the Lake County area. According to the Lake County Health Department, Libertyville has between 45 and 49 total cases of the virus, but the exact number is not known. The Lake County Healt...

Some Cool News

Pavan Acharya, Staff Member

May 9, 2020

"We live in frightening times where lots of fear and anxiety have taken over the media. In these scary times, it is my job to bring you some cool news to lift your spirits." - Pavan Acharya

COVID-19: Myth vs. Reality

Jasmine Lafita, Staff Member

May 4, 2020

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Alternative graduation and prom options explored

Alternative graduation and prom options explored

Pavan Acharya, Staff Member

April 26, 2020

On April 16, Dr. Tom Koulentes presided over a “Virtual ‘Town Hall’ Meeting” for the LHS seniors via Google Meet to give updates and discuss ideas regarding potential plans for graduation and prom. For graduation, Dr. Koulentes expressed his goal of still having a traditional graduation ceremony a...

D128 plans to continue exclusive contracts with Coca-Cola

LHS and VHHS have contracts with Coca-Cola to sell their products in vending machines for all sugar free products.

Moira Duffy, News Editor

April 20, 2020

Libertyville and Vernon Hills High Schools currently have exclusive contracts with Coca-Cola that are carried out through Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling and will continue these contracts for the foreseeable future, according to a district official. These contracts, which last five years in length and are continu...

COVID-19 forces changes to AP curriculum, testing

Cali Lichter, Staff Member

April 3, 2020

Scholastic life as we know it is changing due to COVID-19, with AP tests being no exception. With school cancellations and schedule changes, the College Board has rolled out major changes to this year’s AP testing. On March 20, the College Board posted an update to their website about changes to A...

Coronavirus: What it is and how Illinois is responding

Coronavirus: What it is and how Illinois is responding

Sophia Zumwalt, Staff Member

March 24, 2020

COVID-19, more commonly known as coronavirus, is a respiratory disease that was discovered in 2019 and had not been previously identified in humans. This specific strain comes from a large family of viruses called coronaviruses. These cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe conditions,...

Students and staff react to LHS closing

Students and staff react to LHS closing

Amanda Black, Managing Editor

March 18, 2020

COVID-19 has greatly affected the lives of students and teachers at LHS. Students have reacted differently to the closing of school, with spring athletes and seniors being among the most upset.  Megan Feeney, a junior on varsity lacrosse, is very upset with the decision to close school and cancel s...

COVID-19 Coverage

From the introduction of e-learning days to the suspension of spring sports and extracurricular activities, LHS students and staff have been affected in a number of ways by the recent COVID-19 outbreak. Keep up to date with national and local news regarding the virus here.

March 13, 2020

From the introduction of e-learning days to the suspension of spring sports and extracurricular activities, LHS students and staff have been affected in a number of ways by the recent COVID-19 outbreak. Keep up to date with national and local news regarding the virus here.

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